2017 Xiao Hu Sai Raw Pu-erh Tea
Xiao Hu Sai village belongs to the Bang Ma Big Snow Mountain ridge of Mengku, Yunnan. There are three smaller villages in Xiao Hu Sai, two are La Hu minority villages, the other is a Han village. Xiao Hu Sai has the largest reserve of ancient puerh trees in the Bing Dao area. Due to the recent years of high demand of Mengku pu'erh tea, Xiao Hu Sai has quickly gained fame for its high quality, ancient tree pu-erh tea. Xiao Hu Sai pu-erh tea is renowned for its honey fragrance, strong "cha qi" and slight astringency but with quick Hui Gan, and it gets better after several years of aging. This tea is very fragrant and smooth, has a hint of nutmeg, almond, vanilla, passion fruit and a slight hint of citrus. This tea is a great starter for those new to pu-erh tea as well as for experienced drinkers that want to explore Mengku pu-erh tea.
Origin: Mengku, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: April 2017
Elevation: 1800 meters
Bush Varietal: Mengku Da Ye (large leaves)
Caffeine level: Medium
Health Benefits: Puerh tea has great health benefits, especially in helping digestion and weight control. Puer tea has been used by many ethnic groups in China as a digestive aid for thousands of years.
- Aids to digestive system and helps weight control
- Helps to reduce the effects of aging
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
It is fragrant, mellow, full bodied, very smooth, delicate, with a sweet aftertaste. Slightly astringent, quick Hui Gan.
205oF, 4g for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, 0.5-1 minute, up to 6 steepings, adjust to taste. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of this tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.